The purchase of an advanced programmable thermostat is beneficial for several reasons. According to Energy Star, an Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, the average American household will spend $2,200 per year on energy bills. Remarkably, heating and cooling costs account for approximately 50% of this number. Purchasing a programmable thermostat could reduce the overall cost of heating and cooling by at least $150 each year. However, the cost savings is not the only benefit of owning a programmable thermostat.